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Seven Letters of Washington Irving

Clara Kirk, Rudolf Kirk


The Irving letters in the Rutgers Library were written in the years 1804 a nd 1805 by Washington to his older brothers, William and Peter, and to his friend, Andrew Hicks. They are more than personal letters, for even on this first trip abroad the twenty-one-year-old Irving contemplated the publication of a journal of travel. This article concerns two long letters about the first part of Irvings' grand tour of Europe when he stay in Bordeaux.

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